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worker explained to us at the time of the blackout. >> we were able to interview one worker who was working at the reactor number one and twongs w with this man who was the tsunami worker said at the power plant and it was -- everything was a total mess and he tried to confirm if the electrical system was still working, but he found out that after being submerged under water it wasn't working and since electricity has stopped there's nothing that could be used to cool the reactors because the earthquake and tsunamis were far beyond the assumption of the design of the plant. all six reactors lost power supply. the key solution is to recover that power supply, however for reactors three and four, we see that the water and the spent fuel storage pool is evaporating and high levels of radiation is being detected in the area around these buildings making work in the area very dangerous. so the first thing that was done was water injection by tokyo fire department and the self-defense force to reactor number three. we went to report on the harsh conditions which the operation took pla
, was already nearing legendary status when he fled nazi germany for the u.s. in 1938. a one-time director of the celebrated bauhaus architecture school, mies is widely acknowledged as the founder of the glass and steel modernist style. some 60 miles southwest of chicago, the farnsworth house is nestled along the banks of the fox river in plano, illinois. >> the farnsworth house is considered to be one of the most celebrated examples of modernist domestic architecture. >> baer: i begin my visit with a guided tour. >> there it is. >> baer: wow. >> everyone goes, "ohh!" >> baer: in designing a simple open space with no decoration, mies said he was trying to create almost nothing, or in german, "bei nahe nichts." >> it's very important to keep in mind, this house was designed as a weekend home only, to be used by one individual. >> baer: thank you. >> mm-hmm. >> baer: that individual was mies' client dr. edith farnsworth their story begins in downtown chicago in 1945. dr. farnsworth, a well-to-do kidney specialist, had just bought herself a chunk of land along the fox river. 42 and single, sh
did." >> i know milt is fond of saying there are four or five songs that people use for weddings, and he says, "wagner has one, and john denver has two." >> i've heard annie's song with the strolling violins in st. mark's square in venice. i heard it in an elevator in japan. i've heard it-- i'm just struck when i hear it, and it's not--i have to tell you, i don't connect with it as me anymore. i mean, i did at one time, but it's become so much bigger than that. but the most beautiful time i ever heard it was last summer when my daughter was married, and she married somebody that john actually had the opportunity to get to know before he died. >> i wrote annie's song riding up in a ski lift one day when suddenly i was hypersensitive to how beautiful everything was. the sky was a blue you only see from mountaintops. then i became aware of the other people skiing, the colors of their clothes, the birds singing, the sound of the lift, the sibilant sound of the skiers going down the mountain. all of these things filled up my senses, and when i said this to myself, unbidden images came
of one of the early spanish adventurers who explored this part of the world. we could also use as an emblem for the house, a caravel. i doubt if we are likely to find a better name. yours sincerely, james deering." >> i think as a world traveler james deering viewed architectural history from a lens of timelessness. he knew what the princes of the renaissance had built. he related to the princes of american industry changing the world in the way the medicis changed the world of renaissance europe. >> vizcaya had to look like a italian villa that had been lived by several generations for 300 years, and the place was never meant to looked new. >> and yet it's built in the 20th century and it doesn't look corny, it's not a pastiche. it's the real thing. >> in 1910, industrialist james deering started making plans to build his dream palace in a primeval jungle. a wealthy bachelor of rich and refined taste, he dedicated the rest of his life to creating one of the greatest estates in america. >> one of the most fascinating aspects of vizcaya is that it was built at the end of the wor
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